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February 23, 2018

Assignment of Benefits (AOB) Fraud and Other Concerns for Homeowners with Insurance Claims

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In the wake of Hurricane Irma in late 2017, Florida officials issued a warning that some homeowners were being targeted in scams involving an insurance form known as an Assignment of Benefits (AOB). The Florida Office of the Attorney General has warned of hurricane-related fraud scams as well, and we previously covered the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s (FEMA) advice for avoiding scams in the wake of a hurricane. Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims

February 16, 2018

Get to Know Your NFIP Flood Insurance Policy

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If you have flood insurance in South Florida, there is a good chance that your coverage is provided under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). If you purchased your home prior to 2014 and have not changed your coverage, you have an NFIP flood insurance policy. A change in the law four years ago allowed Florida homeowners to seek coverage from private carriers; however, many mortgage lenders still prefer (and recommend) NFIP coverage. Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims

February 9, 2018

Insurance Claim Settlement Checks: Homeowners, Make Sure You Know What You’re Signing

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When you file an insurance claim after a hurricane or tropical storm causes damage to your home, if you are like most people, you want the process to be over as quickly as possible. You don’t want to have to go back and forth with your insurance company, and you are checking daily to see if there is a check in the mail. Read More

Categories: Insurance Claims